August, 2012

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  • Alex Tcherniakhovski - Security

    Using PostSharp in FIM Synchronization rules to reduce code complexity, and improve readability.

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    Maintainability of FIM Sync rules is probably one of the most often raised issues by the customers, especially when the rules were developed by someone else. For this reason, I try my best to make the rules as modular and self-documenting as possible. Recently I came across Aspect Oriented Development framework, which I believe will go a long way in improving the quality of my deliverables. In this blog I would like to share my experience in using PostSharper to improve expressiveness and modularity of FIM Sync Rules. Of course, the framework is applicable to a wide range of scenarios. Before I go any further I would suggest that you explore http://www.sharpcrafters.com/ for some ideas and samples of how Aspect Oriented Development could benefit you. In a nutshell though, the Aspect model allows us to focus code on what matters, thus clearly expressing the intent of our code, while modularizing cross-cutting concerns.

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